ASH WEDNESDAY

‘Proclaim a Fast’ – may God’s people journey the path of repentance these 40 days of Lent and so make room in our hearts for God’s love, for God’s challenging Word, for God’s Renewing Spirit and discover the true happiness of God-centred lives – may our world fast from the injustice and violence that leads to war and embrace the pathways of mercy

LORD IN YOUR MERCY…

‘Give alms’ – may our fasting be a sacred communion with the hungry, the poor and the oppressed of our world, so that our giving might be more than charity but restore justice, and live with courage the ‘Covenant with the Poor’

LORD IN YOUR MERCY…

‘Pray…’ – may this Lent during this Year of Prayer be a real time of committed prayer for us as individual Christians and as a community; may we seek with a renewed love the heart of God, and value the many opportunities for prayer and for Eucharist in our parish life

LORD IN YOUR MERCY…

‘Be reconciled to God’ – as we walk together the desert path of this Lent, may we open our hearts to God’s reconciling mercy and healing spirit; through forgiveness may we grow in deeper unity with God, with each other as a Parish in Communion for Mission, with the world in its need for peace, justice and reconciliation especially throughout the Middle East, central Africa and in the Indian sub-continent

LORD IN YOUR MERCY…

‘Now is the favourable time’ – may each of us hear the call to missionary discipleship and use this Lent to grow in Christ: may the Lord lead us to bring healing and renewal to the Earth and all its creatures, caring for our ‘common home’ before it is too late!  

LORD IN YOUR MERCY…

‘Ambassadors for Christ’ – may the Spirit of God help form in us a new heart and a new spirit in the weeks and months ahead…

LORD IN YOUR MERCY…

Mary, Mother of the Church and Mother of Mercy and first and greatest disciple of Jesus, pray for us that this Lent may form Christ in us

HAIL MARY… 

We pray other needs in the ‘secret place’ of our own hearts…

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